The Line Prime –

Dr Freeman Is A Man Of Great Integrity And Kindness His Care Has Helped Me Through The Good Times And The Hardships Of Competing In The Highest Level Of Sport Sir Bradley Wiggins As Team Doctor For British Cycling And Team Sky, Dr Richard Freeman Treated The World S Most Successful Cyclists, Such As Sir Chris Hoy And Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott And Victoria Pendleton From Until , The Doc Was Part Of The Team Who Became National Heroes With Olympic And Tour De France Victories In The Line, Dr Freeman Reveals The Medical Principles And Practices That Helped Lead These Athletes To Success Ideas That We Now Consider Commonplace, But Many Of Which Were In Fact The Doc S Own Innovations And In A Sport Where There S An Ethical Line As Well As A Finishing Line, Dr Freeman Gives A Frank And Open Account In Response To Allegations Of Misuse Of Medical Treatment To Enhance Performance Without Dr Freeman, My Career Would Have Been Shorter And Less Successful Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion

8 thoughts on “The Line

  1. Colin C Deans Colin C Deans says:

    Read this in less than 24 hours At last, a chance for a good guy to put his own side of the story Clarifies a few controversies and gives a good insight into the day to day of Marginal Gains Easy to read it has to be for me I hope the guy can now get on with his life having to put so much into BC Sky only to be painted as dodgy by a press establishment who would probably not hesitate to cross Ethical Boundaries themselves.

  2. Ivor Kovic Ivor Kovic says:

    Easy to read book A little bit difficult to define It is not an autobiography, it is not a science book, it is not a training book It is something in between If you for example know a lot about cycling, medicine, sports medicine, nutrition etc you might not learn much But still there is a chance to enjoy some personal stories All in all a positive book Has some great medicine health related messages and educational points for lay people Generally correct, with a touch of practices lacking any significant evidence More importantly as a medical doctor, precisely an emergency medicine specialist, I winced at some sections, particularly a description of a bad crash at a velodrome and medical treatment that followed OK, the rider was saved, and maybe all was done perfectly, but the description and some statements are a bit worrying Not something that would really have any substantial impact on an average reader But I am sure my emergency trauma colleagues will have the same reaction Nevertheless I am very happy to see a colleague promoting healthy lifestyle, nutrition, wellbeing, and even going as far as emphasising the importance of exercise for managing back pain and cardiopulmonary resuscitation All up for that, and would recommend the book to my friends and patients.

  3. John John says:

    I learnt some interesting stuff and it motivated me to up my game and attend to details and get that small advantage It does address the recent Sky issues and puts those to bed satisfactorily, but also does what it says on the cover, it principally addresses the balance between medical status and performance I have a couple of small issues with the practices Freeman supports Namely RICE, stretching and foam rolling, all of which are now shown to either not best practice or ineffective.RICE was first introduced by Gabe Mirkin in 1978, he has now recanted and said he was wrong to promote it as it s ineffective As for stretching and foam rolling, Chris Beardsley addresses that in The S C Research Review July 2018 via Shopify for those that are interested I am surprised that Sky are not up to date on these.

  4. JT JT says:

    I feel Dr Richard Freeman has been firmly dragged through the mill In the sensationalist trial by media culture we live in the facts often count for nothing and come out too late to sway opinion.This was an honest account of someone who has broken barriers in both cycling and football and used medicine to, fairly, create a competitive advantage For example, who else in the world has undertaken primary research into how saddle sores often prevent athletes from training.Not only is this book an account of the author trying to offer the actual facts over false sensationalist headlines, its actually quite useful for the amateur sports person Filled with simple yet effective hints and tips.I do hope Dr Richard Freeman recovers fully from illness and returns to top level sport His objective and forward thinking ideas would be an invaluable asset.

  5. Mr BC Eeles Mr BC Eeles says:

    The level of detail that is looked into for a serious competitor is amazing Great read

  6. Simon Simon says:

    easy read, well written

  7. Customer Customer says:

    Interesting description of training methods at Sky Author tries to use the book as a alternative to appearing before the Commons committee

  8. Richzr7 Richzr7 says:

    Very well written, honest and open account of a very public time in British cycling I would recommend this to any cycling fan, team sky or not